endings in naming

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Athena L 1B
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endings in naming

Postby Athena L 1B » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:57 pm

How do you know when to change the ends of parts of the name? Like cynaide to cyano or other changes?

Josephine Lu 4L
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Re: endings in naming

Postby Josephine Lu 4L » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:32 am

I believe we add "o" to the end of an anion. Cyanide is an anion, so it is named as cyano.

Tuong Nguyen 2I
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Re: endings in naming

Postby Tuong Nguyen 2I » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:55 am

There are also other cases where the ending of certain things change. For example, in a complex the metal should have an "-ate" ending if the overall charge of the complex is negative (ie. cobalt --> colbaltate). Have a good night!

almaochoa2D
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Re: endings in naming

Postby almaochoa2D » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:11 am

If a molecule or element is outside of the brackets like Cl3 then it would just be chloride not tricholoro.


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